Bebe Rexha is a multi-talented musical artist who started as a composer of hit songs for several famous singers. She broke out as a solo performer in 2015 and became known for her chart-hitting tracks "Meant to Be" and "I'm A Mess." Rexha is a two-time Grammy nominee, one of which is under the Best New Artist Category at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in 2019. You cannot stop the girl Bebe Rexha from rising high.


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Bebe Rexha's Life and Career

Bleta "Bebe" Rexha is a New Yorker born in Brooklyn on August 30, 1989, to Albanian parents. At the early age of four, her interest in music started to bud out by singing Disney songs. Rexha, the music lover, learned to play the trumpet in her elementary school days. She also played the piano and guitar, became a choir member, and joined musicals in high school.

Breakthrough

Rexha's songwriting talent, which began at the age of eight, shone through her early teen years. Her recognition as Best Teen Songwriter by The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences opened the doors by signing a contract with a talent scout. She took up songwriting classes as part of the deal.

In 2010, Rexha was asked by bassist Pete Wentz of the Fall Out Boys to join his ska-dance project, Black Cards. She was the lead vocalist in several of their EP's and after two years, she went on her own. In 2013, she signed as a solo artist with Warner Music.

Rexha earned her stripes of respect through her songwriting prowess. She continued composing songs that fell on the laps of SHINee (Lucifer), Nikki Williams (Glowing), Selena Gomez (Like A Champion), Iggy Azalea (Team), Tinashe (All Hands on Deck), among others.

Bebe's breakthrough came through the Grammy award-winning song, "The Monster" of Eminem and Rihanna, which she co-wrote. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned 6x platinum certification.

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Collaborations

Rexha also has a handful of successful collaborative works. Rexha also has a handful of successful collaborative works: Cash Cash on 2013 "Take Me Home," with G-Eazy in 2015 "Me, Myself & I," with David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack on 2015 "Hey Mama." She also worked with Martin Garrix in 2016 "In The Name of Love," with Nicki Minaj in 2016 "No Broken Hearts," with the duo, Florida Georgia Line on 2017 "Meant To Be," among others.

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Bebe Rexha's EP's and LP

Rexha has so far wrapped up three extended plays and one studio album.

EP's

In 2015, the songstress released her first EP, "I Don't Wanna Grow Up." Her succeeding critically acclaimed EPs "All Your Fault, Pt. 1" and "All Your Fault, Pt. 2" came out in 2017.

Expectations

Rexha's highly-anticipated debut studio album, "Expectations," was released in June 2018, which contained her hit single, "I'm A Mess." Dubbed as her highly personal album, she co-wrote all of the songs which peaked at No.13 at the Billboard 200 albums chart in July 2018.

Chart-topper "Meant To Be" from the LP stayed at No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs for 50 weeks, the longest on the board for a female singer. It earned her a nomination for the Best Country Duo/Group Performance in the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019.

The Now

Rexha is one of the artists who have opened about her mental health struggles. She revealed in April 2019 that she was diagnosed to have bipolar disorder.

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Bebe was also involved in recognizing female talents in the music industry - songwriters, mixers, producers, and musicians when she founded the annual gathering of Women in Harmony in 2018. She also recorded "Can't Stop the Girl" from the soundtrack of Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil."

Rexha is expected to be releasing her second studio album this year, reflecting the challenges in her mental issues. It will include the single "Last Hurrah" released in February 2019.